NEWRY – Leroy H. Learned, 73, of Newry, died at his residence on March 23.

He was born at Rumford Point, on March 31, 1935, and was educated at Gould Academy. He had worked for the Department of Transportation for many years, retiring several years ago. He was an avid sportsman and loved NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bonnie (Gatchell) Learned of Newry; one son, John H. Learned of Rochester, N.H.; one daughter, Vikki Gurney of Raeford, N.C.; two grandchildren, Chad Thomas of Portland and Demarie Bateman of Raeford, N.C.; one great-grandson, Ian Bateman of Raeford, N.C.; and his beloved Shih Tzu dogs, Peek-A-Boo, I-See-You and Holly Two.

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